Toward the Vanishing of the “Human”: Animal Becoming and Elemental Architecture

In: Research in Phenomenology
Author: Omar Rivera1
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  • 1 Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA
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By putting forward the notions of “eco-sensibilities” and “eco-permeable relationalities,” this paper explores a non-instrumentalizing mode of relation with the “non-human.” On this basis, it shows the possibility of affectively disempowering the hold of “ecological indifference” as Nancy Tuana describes it. It focuses on “animal becoming” and “elemental architecture” as “eco-sensibilities” that effect such a disempowerment.

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